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Mar 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
everyone who looked at this law knew it was just a backdoor to sneak creationism into public school science classes. >>> and -- >> i never do debates about the existence of god. why would you do that? who are you going to convince? i like to talk about public issues. >> announcer: funding is provided by -- carnegie corporation of ne york, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. the kohlberg foundation. independent production fund, with support from the partridge foundation, a john and polly guth charitable fund. the clements foundation. park foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. the herb alpert foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. the bernard and audre rapoport foundation. the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org. anne gumowitz. the betsy and jesse fink foundation. the hkh foundation. barbara g. fleischman. and by our sole
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Mar 1, 2013 7:00pm PST
to the streets of moscow. they're protesting against a new law banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. lawmakers in russia's parliament passed it in december. it was drafted to retaliate against a new u.s. law that restricts russian officers from entering the country if they are accused of abusing human rights. at a news conference, president vladimir putin spoke to russian and foreign journalists for 4 1/2 hours. many reporters were critical. >> translator: don't you feel guilty about getting children, the weakest, involved in political disputes? >> translator: russian children should be raised in russia. >> reporter: as president of russia, putin signed the legislation into law and authorities have already canceled adoptions that were in progress while the legislation was going through the system. to see how the law is affecting children, we traveled to a childcare facility in st. petersburg. 75 children live here. many are ill or have physical disabilities. this boy has down's syndrome. the 4-year-old wants to be by a but with the new law in effect, timothy may not be goin
PBS
Mar 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
of their draft laws passed, search engines would have to pay fees to publishers for using their reports. >> we want journalists and publishers to get paid enough for their work. the internet is really efficient, but the content that people search and save does not just right itself. >> the opposition says the draft law is too vague about what search engines would have to pay for. the draft law says search engines would not have to pay to show snippets of articles, but they would if they publish full articles. however, it does not say what a snippet is. the greens said opposition is also strong outside parliament. >> german journalists and the freelance journalist association are against your bill, and so are well-known constitutional law professors and basically every copyright expert in the country. >> many net experts in the government are also skeptical about the bill, but the government has the numbers in the bundestag, so the bill passed. it is however expected to meet resistance in the upper house. >> the second chamber of germany's parliament is where we are going next because things ha
PBS
Mar 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
it in the house, you could not take the law seriously. nobody had any interest in voting against it. it was politically incorrect to vote against it was the implication, and therefore the court should not defer to it as it might normally defer to the law. >> what has changed since 2006 with this lot? >> the covered states need to be covered. because of voting rights violations. the congress amassed evidence of this, and that is why they extended section 5. >> special the county attorney, but jealous -- the shelby county , said we butch ellis have made tremendous strides. >> shelby county is the last place you want to make this case because the evidence of verifies keeping that county covered. chief justice roberts thinks things have changed. things have not changed that much. go back to the last convention. the evidence of attempted voter suppression is pervasive in this country. even more states probably should be covered than are already covered. >> that is sort of the point of shelby county. it says, you have not re- evaluated if it is already covered. we have not looked at this
PBS
Mar 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
environmental issues, a factory does not stick to the law because up paying a price to superiors. even though there is a good law for environmental issues, they will never stick to the rules, so that is the major problem from my point of view. as long as they do not solve this corruptional problem, i think there will not be any big moves, and they cannot solve the corruption problem because there are not any checks and balances. >> thank you very much. >> the new leadership in china faces many challenges. top appointments to government ministries will be announced during the congress as a new generation of leaders emerge. >> as we mentioned, xi jinping will be confirmed. we now take a look at the man who will steer the world's second-largest economy over the next 10 years. >> xi jinping -- the new leader of china's communist party and soon to become its next president. from a powerful and wealthy family, xi is one of china's princelings, a member of china's ruling elite, a rich aristocracy that firmly holds the reins of power. right next to beijing's forbidden city lies the seat of power from
PBS
Mar 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
as the party's general secretary. the congress is empowered to appoint top political officials and laws. the leadership decides key policies. congress approves them. we have a law to report on throughout the day and over the 13 days of these meetings. we'll have more later in the hour. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry says there's a limited amount of time to reach a settlement on iran's programs. negotiations won't go on forever. his first overseas trip since taking office. >> talks will not go on for the sake of talks. talks cannot become an instrument for delay that in the end make the situation more dangerous. there's a finite amount of time. >> representatives met last week to discussion the nuclear program. the talks were the first in eight months. plans were announced for 3,000 new urani uranium. >>> unidentified gunman attacked the gunmen. some iraqi soldiers were also killed. iraqi officials suspect the attack was carried out by sunni groups. >>> the company operating the hot air balloon involved in a fatal crash in egypt last month says pilot error or defects may be the b
PBS
Mar 8, 2013 7:00pm PST
. >> nice to meet you. >> this professor teaches law at peking university. he led a group of 70 experts who signed a series of proposals submitted to the government in december. shortly after xi jinping became communist party chief. they described chinese people as frustrated with corruption, abuse of power and growing wage gap between rich and poor. they said this frustration would reach a critical point if political reform didn't move ahead. they warned chinese society could face a violent revolution and fall into chaos. he posted proposals on his website but he said it was erased within 24 hours. >> why chinese society is so unstable today? precisely because of a lack of credible reform. it's because of this lack the government or the government policies, government actions are not responsible to people. so that's why our air is so dirty. our underground waters got into trouble. so many people, especially the peasants, lost their land. we need a reform to start with. because the government has only emphasized economic reform. they only pay lip service to judicial reform. >> reporter: in
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Mar 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
to modifying the tax law. what's the constitutional court says our concept of family has changed since the basic law of 1949 was written. that's something we need to think about. >> a party conference agreed not to introduce legal equality without a constitutional court ruling, but they are feeling the heat from the junior coalition partner. >> we very much hope tolerance will prevail. they still have time to send a signal indicating a more democratic, tolerant society. >> the question is whether the government acts before a court ruling forces their hand. >> how is the meeting wrapping up that we mentioned, terry? >> an interesting meeting. the purpose was to cquell a debate on the gay marriage and the outcome was this. the conservatives decided they will wait and see what the constitutional court rules in extending more rights to individuals in same-sex partnerships. meanwhile, conservatives decided they are against extending any more rights to individuals in same-sex marriages unless they're being forced to by the court. essentially, what we have ended up with is nothing. chancellor
PBS
Mar 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
subsidy of german firms, which will be in violation of eu law. >> the world's biggest travel and trade fair has opened in berlin with indonesia chosen as this year's partner nation. the number of exhibitors is down this year, though more and more people are traveling worldwide. the number of tourists has crossed the 1 billion mark. >> increasing numbers of chinese are trotting around the globe, spending even more than the travel-happy germans, but the germans are doing a pretty good job trying to catch up. >> this year's partner country is showcasing diverse attractions, including cultural treasures such as traditional dancing and a world heritage site. indonesia's tourism board hopes the spotlight will help it attract even more visitors. despite the global economic downturn, it is a boom time to be in the travel business. germans in particular have wanderlust, and they are spending more money on trips than ever before. analysts predict they will spend around 66 billion euros on visits abroad this year. >> 2012 was a good year for us. 2013 has gotten off to a promising start. all opera
PBS
Mar 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
. it is logical that we test that in a court of law. >> mercedes is not interested in fuel economy right now. it prefers money, and that is easiest to make with luxury and sports cars. instead of electric motors, it is marketing deceptive power packs like this with its 360- break hp kick. cars like that also boost the company's sometimes static image. >> an automobile remains an emotional product, and keeping these emotions running at high levels is a recipe for success. agree that 2013 will be a difficult year, but the optimists among them say the worst will be over by next year. >> runcie will go through on aggregate. finally, the golden gate bridge is without doubt san francisco's most famous landmark and draws thousands of tourists every year. >> but right now, another bridge in the city is stealing the limelight. for decades, the san francisco/oakland bay bridge has been derided for its drab design until this week. >> dusk falls over san francisco, and the city's bay bridge comes out of the shadows. it is being billed as the largest eliminated sculpture in the world theill -- illuminate
PBS
Mar 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
the law. the supreme court ruled that schools must take steps to stop this harassment. schools are required to have policies that make clear sexual harassment will not be tolerated, but that message doesn't always get through to the entire community. >> i think, uh, -- i think they should have some strict punishment for that, but i honestly don't know the guidelines for that. >> they should be more concerned about it and do more things about it to try to control it, 'cause it's not good and no one deserves that. >> because it's a lot more serious than people realize. >> whether you see it happen or you are a victim yourself, report it. speak to your parents, a teacher, or other trusted adult. >> i told my guidance counselor and my administrator in school, and then they talked to the people. it was dealt with. >> i would probably report it to one of my teachers, maybe one that i'm closer to. >> and, you know, you can come to a.a.u.w. and you can contact us. we're here to help people find out about their rights and when is it the time to get some help to make sure that your right
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